As a non-judgmental and receptive state of mind, mindfulness allows you to be still and observe and accept your negative thoughts and emotions with openness, rather than over-identifying with them or suppressing and denying them. This state of mind can help you become aware of your thoughts and feelings without constant self-evaluations.Read More
People often refer to themselves as “swimming like a duck”. This is a reference to how calm ducks appear above the water but how fast they are paddling beneath to stay afloat. I myself have been known to use this analogy.
Today, however, I offer a new way of looking at “swimming like a duck”. One with a more positive frame. Ducks practice self-care and preen themselves in such a way that as water hits their feathers, it simply rolls off. How great would it be for us humans to learn how to perform self-care in such a way that as stressors hit us on a daily basis, we too are able to simply let them “roll off” our backs?
Self-compassion is a powerful skill that we can learn and practice. Being compassionate towards yourself has many benefits. When you learn to be self-compassionate, you will begin to treat yourself with more understanding and kindness. You will also be able to experience deeper self-knowledge and self-love.Read More
Codependency in a relationship usually occurs when one of the partners has a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). If your partner has either one of these personality disorders, you might find yourself stuck in a toxic codependent relationship.Read More
Codependency and emotional fusion usually turn relationships into unfulfilling and challenging ones. If you are constantly making sacrifices, feeling guilty, and spending all your energy in meeting your partner’s needs, you may be in a codependent relationship.Read More
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, there is a rise of the complimentary wellness practices: yoga, meditation, and chiropractic care in the US in the last five years. While yoga is the most popular of these three, meditation is the fastest-growing trend.Read More
Transitions are an inevitable part of our lives. Still, no matter how expected some changes like college, marriage, kids, and moving are, for most of people they are always a huge source of stress that hit us somehow off-guard.Read More